FAUNA and FUNGHI of MALTA
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Spoladea recurvalis  (Fabricius, 1794)
Main synonym = Hymenia recurvalis    Fabricius, 1787
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Arthropoda / Insecta / Lepidoptera / Crambidae
Hawaiian Beet webworm , Beet webworm     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
This moth is very common in autumn and is one of the few moths that flies during the day. The larva feeds on Beta (beet), Zea (corn), and Spinacia (Spinach). The larvae is green and about 2cm long. In Malta, the larva is commonly found on wild Amaranthus such as Amaranthus viridis and A. retrofleus, where it also froms the pupa amongst the inflorescences or lower side of leaves. The light brown pupa is formed within a slight cocoon and lasts for about 12 days until the adult butterfly is formed. The wingspan of the moth is 22-24mm.








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